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Cabinet Retreat Focuses Leaders On Teamwork

Cabinet Retreat Focuses Leaders On Teamwork Student government Cabinet members traveled to the Table Rock Campground to build a strong community in the group. By Joe Sullivan Staff Writer Student government leaders spent the weekend on retreat in the Pisgah National Forest developing leadership skills, bonding and fighting the mosquitoes. The retreat focused more on building a sense of teamwork than on policy issues.

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Students Warn of Risks From Storage Companies

As summer break approaches, many UNC students are faced with the difficult task of finding a place to store their belongings for the coming months.But as several students learned the hard way last summer, some storage companies might be more trouble than they're worth.Last fall, EZ Student Storage, a New York-based storage company, raised the ire of several students who discovered that their credit cards had been overcharged.Sophomore Ashlee Smith entrusted her belongings to the company only to return to school last August to find numerous inconveniences.

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Students Celebrate TAs

Teaching assistants and their families congregated on Polk Place to enjoy the Thursday afternoon shade, munch on free barbecue and listen to the voices and chords of UNC musical groups.The food and events were all a part of the fourth annual TA Appreciation Barbecue and SpringFest.In previous years, SpringFest was a showcase for UNC groups to perform and entertain students.Former Student Body Vice President Lerissa Rentas said the goal of the event was to thank TAs and to remind them that their hard work doesn't go unnoticed.

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Names Reading Recalls Victims Of Holocaust

Volunteers gathered in the Pit on Monday to quietly read aloud the names of people who died during the Holocaust -- a sharp contrast to the nearby noisy chatter and bustling of students.At noon, Kimberly Grabiner, chairwoman of N.C. Hillel's Holocaust Remembrance Committee, began reading victims' names, initiating a vigil that will conclude at noon today."It's important to remember those who perished as a name rather than as a number," she said.The event kicks off the fifth annual Holocaust Remembrance Week, an event co-sponsored by N.C.

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Student Government Teaches `Life Skills'

A Monday night seminar hosted by student government offered five students a chance to learn more about how to lease an apartment and approach credit card issues.The event, organized by former Academic Affairs Chairwoman Amanda Harrell, was held in Bingham Hall and featured Carol Badgett, an attorney with Student Legal Services.Harrell said this lecture, the first in a series of Life Skills Seminars slated for this semester, was the idea of former Student Body President Brad Matthews."(Matthews) wanted to have these seminars set up so that students can get free advice about stuff

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UNC Hosts Talks, Workshops on Balkans

A weekend conference hosted by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies kicked off Thursday night with a reception and lecture in the Morehead Building Faculty Lounge.The conference, entitled "The Future of the Balkans: Beyond Conflict and Underdevelopment," aims to explore recent conflicts and social and economic development in the Balkans with several prominent guest speakers and workshops.Gilburt Loescher of Oxford University focused Thursday night on the role the United Nations High Committee for Refugees plays in international politics and its role in

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Campus Y Sponsors Drug Talk

A Monday night forum co-hosted by two Campus Y committees offered students the opportunity to speak candidly about their thoughts on drug use.The 35 students that attended the forum, entitled "The War on Drugs," held in the Carmichael Residence Hall Fishbowl, approached the issue from several angles, offering students different vantage points.Cianti Stewart-Reid, co-chair of the Dinner Discussion Committee of the Campus Y, said the aim of the meeting was to allow students to express their opinions concerning the U.S.

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Officials to Use Odum Village for Interim Housing

While most UNC students are packing to leave town for Spring Break, some students are facing the reality of another week in Chapel Hill and difficulties with residence hall closing times.Campus residence halls will close at 6 p.m. today and will not reopen until noon March 18.Sophomore Nathan Baldwin lives in Hinton James Residence Hall but isn't leaving until Saturday because he plays on the Rugby Football Club, which is playing Middle Tennessee State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Forum Champions Merits of Women's Sports

Women from the University community gathered Thursday afternoon to hear three prominent figures in UNC's womens' athletics comment on everything from female competitive spirit to Title IX.About 25 people attended the forum on "Women Learning Through Participation in Sports," which was sponsored by the Association for Women Faculty and Professionals and designed to promote awareness of women's sports equity.Jana Toepel, a senior on the field hockey team, spoke about the importance of the positive self-image that athletic participation gives women.

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